The photos were taken in 2019 and are unrelated to the 2021 kidnapping of Nigerian students

Published on 15/06/2021 at 15:58

Two photos of a group of men sitting next to rows of ammunition and stacks of cash have circulated on social media with a claim that they show the arrest of Nigerian criminals who abducted students in northern Kaduna state in April 2021. But the claim is false: the images show old unrelated events in the capital Abuja. Authorities in Kaduna denied that the kidnappers had been arrested.